9th November 2015

Buy Christmas gifts through Give as you Live

St Richard’s Hospice is calling on local residents to use their online shopping power to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice at no cost to them.

Give as you Live is a shopping and price comparison website which enables shoppers to raise money for charity, just by shopping online. Anyone who registers with the site to support St Richard’s Hospice by Monday 30th November will be entered into a free prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher.

Jayne Sargeant, St Richard’s Community Fundraiser said: “With Christmas fast approaching, we know many of our supporters will be shopping online for gifts. By using Give as you Live they can save money and raise funds.  When supporters shop with Give as you Live, a percentage of what they spend goes to St Richard’s without them having to spend a penny more – Give as you Live redirects a percentage of the commission they receive from the retailers.”

More than 4,000 online retailers are taking part, from Tesco and John Lewis, to Amazon, Ebay, Debenhams, Selfridges, M&S, Boots and many more including hotels and holiday providers. The site also promotes a wide range of special offers and discounts. To date, Give as you Live has helped to raise over £6 million for UK charities.

People can register to support St Richard’s Hospice by visiting www.give.as/strichardshosp

It’s free to sign up and shoppers can start buying via the Give as you Live website, their downloadable toolbar or mobile app. When registered, supporters can also invite friends to join Give as you Live and for every new shopper recruited who raises £5 or more, the scheme will donate £5 to St Richard’s.

Annabelle Risdon, Head of Charity Partnerships, Give as you Live, said: “Digital fundraising is the way of the future, and it’s essential that these technologies are embraced in order for charities to receive those much needed funds. Give as you Live provides St Richard’s and its supporters with a way to raise considerable funds, just by shopping online.”